ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Prospective students in grades six through eight and their parents can tour St. Charles Catholic High School during an open house with assemblies at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. Prospective students also can participate in a Comet-for-a-Day program beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1; or Friday, Nov. 3. To register, visit For information, call the admissions office at (985) 652-3809, ext. 119.

AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL: An open house for prospective parents and students in grades four through eight at Audubon Charter School will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at Audubon's Upper School campus, 1111 Milan St., New Orleans, (504) 324-7110. Open houses for prekindergarten through third grade will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 and 15 and Dec. 6 at the Lower School campus, 428 Broadway, New Orleans, (504) 324-7100. Audubon is a OneApp school. Applicants should go to to apply. For information, email or go to

ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL: St. Andrew's Episcopal School is holding a series of open houses for parents interested in enrolling their children. The schedule is: 

  • Prekindergarten through grade four, Thursday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
  • Middle school preview, Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
  • STEM Expo open house, prekindergarten through grade eight, Friday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.

Each open house will begin in the Chalstrom Parish House, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave. To register, visit For information, call Lisa Witter, director of advancement, enrollment & financial aid, at (504) 866-6553.

ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Walk-through tours for prospective families are offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, and every Monday when school is in session, beginning in the office at St. Ann Catholic School, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

HELEN COX HIGH SCHOOL: America Achieves has chosen Ambrosia Grant, academic dean at Helen Cox High School in Harvey, for a Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning. The fellowship offers a platform for 24 Louisiana educators to share best practices for career and technical education. Fellows will help create a new Louisiana career readiness course, which will be piloted in the 2018-19 school year and phased in across the state by 2020-21.

NOCCA MEDIA ARTS: A documentary on Native Americans created by Walker Meyn, a senior in the media arts program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, has advanced to national competition in the National History Day Contest. Meyn also attends the New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School.

BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: The Louisiana Music Educators Association has chosen three members of the Brother Martin High School Chorus for its All-State Mixed Choir. Andrew Butler, Keelan Didier and Nathan Catalanotto will participate in a weekend of rehearsals in November in Baton Rouge with guest conductor André Thomas, from Florida State University, and will present a final concert on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge.

NORCO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Fifth-grader Hayden Stoute has been chosen as student of the year for Norco Elementary School. His parents are Jason and Cajun Stoute. The other nominees for the honor were Holly Avocato, Brennan Bailey, Avery Cancienne, Jackson Doster, Joshua Hook, Kaden Kirtland, John Roberts and Connor Wootan.

ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART: New York Times best-selling author Rick Riordan presented "The Ship of the Dead," the final book in his Norse mythology series "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard," to an audience of more than 1,000 at the Nims Fine Arts Center at the Academy of the Sacred Heart recently.

ST. JOHN SCHOOLS: Members of the District PTO were recognized at the Oct. 19 meeting of the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board. The District PTO organizes several events throughout the school year, including the recent school district tent at the Andouille Festival. 

JOHN L. ORY MAGNET SCHOOL: Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day brought several officers from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office to John L. Ory Magnet School in LaPlace recently. The pledge asks students to keep guns out of schools and to avoid the urge to pick up a gun to settle disputes.

ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL: The St. Ann Home and School Club will hold a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the gym of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Attendees are encouraged to bring Adopt-An-Angel gifts. There will be a holiday shopping boutique with multiple vendors at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The co-presidents of the Home & School Club are Shelly Nunes and Wendy Cooper.